Places Rated Almanac

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 15, 1999 - Travel - 696 pages
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This blockbuster best-seller makes headlines coast to coast with its candid, fascinating look at all the factors that contribute to our quality of life. Sometimes controversial and always thought-provoking, Places Rated has been completely updated with the latest statistics. It's packed with timely facts and unbiased information on more than 350 metro areas in North America.Whether you're mulling over the idea of relocating, trying to decide where to start out, or just curious about how your hometown stacks up, you'll be intrigued by Places Rated Almanac. Places Rated ranks each metropolitan area on a number of essential factors, many of which are of vital interest in today's economy. They include:
  • Job markets
  • Cost of living
  • Housing costs
  • Educational standards
  • Quality of public transportation
  • Health care
  • Recreational facilities
  • Crime rates
  • Environmental factors
  • Climate
Easy-to-use charts help readers put this wealth of information to work to find the places that best suit their special needs and interests. Packed with unbiased, reliable and up-to-date information, this one-of-a-kind guide offers something to amuse or intrigue on every page. Newly redesigned this year with a two-color interior!

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About the Authors David Savageau has lived in Denver, South Bend, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Boston, and Washington, DC, and is contributing editor for Expansion Management. He is also the author of the best-selling Retirement Places Rated. Ralph D'Agostino is professor of mathematics and head of the Statistics Consulting Unit at Boston University. Contributors include John Crane, Heather Ferguson, Judith Kinney, Tom McCarty, Byung-Ho Nam, and Karyl Savageau. The authors welcome comments, criticisms, and recommendations for the next edition of Places Rated Almanac. Please write to: Places Rated Partnership P.O. Box 1327 Gloucester, MA 01931 or

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